Rico’s Açaí is expanding in the Charlotte region with two store openings planned. Rico’s will open in a 1,888-square-foot space, near OrthoCarolina, at the Terraces Medical Plaza in Pineville, commercial real estate firm MPV Properties said in a news release Thursday. Other retailers at the plaza at 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road, off Interstate 485, include Sabor and Starbucks, according to MVP Properties’ website.

Acai bowls, originating in Brazil, are made with frozen acai palm fruit typically topped with such items as granola, fruits, coconut and syrups. In May, Rico’s said on Instagram it plans to open another store in Cornelius this summer. The restaurant’s website shows Rico’s Acia listed on the Townie plaza sign at 20823 N. Main St. Other businesses there are New York Butcher Shoppe, Vana, Learn Music and Precise Alterations.

Article Link: Charlotte Observer